|First flight||Nov 1917 |
|Introduction||Oct 1918 |
|Primary user||U.K. (RFC/RAF)|
|Max Speed||166 km/h (103 mph)[note 1]|
|Ceiling||2,100 m (7,000 ft)|
|Range||1,400 km (900 mi)|
The Vickers F.B.27 Vimy was the answer to the Air Board's request for a twin-engine heavy bomber. A series of prototypes with various engines began flying in November 1917, and some of them looked good, carrying a payload close to or exceeding the Handley-Page O/400. Large orders were placed, but continued refinement and experimentation delayed the first plane arriving in France until October 1918, arriving too late to see combat.
It achieved a new form of fame after the war in long-distance flying. The Vimy was the first plane to fly non-stop across the Atlantic and also the first to fly from Britain to Australia.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Vickers Vimy.
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Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways: Kampfflieger
- Metal: Heroics & Ros GWA113
- Stats with 360hp Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines.
- Bruce, p.697.
- Munson, p.75.